Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of disease and practice good hygiene. In highly populated places, such as schools and hospitals, washing hands and keeping clean becomes vitally essential to keep infections at bay. Here are some statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that show the importance of washing your hands:
- It is estimated that washing hands with soap and water could reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths by up to 50%.
- Researchers in London estimate that if everyone routinely washed their hands, we could prevent a million deaths a year.
- Contaminated hands spread a large percentage of foodborne disease outbreaks. Appropriate hand washing practices can reduce the risk of foodborne illness and other infections.
- Handwashing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16%.
- The use of an alcohol gel hand…